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How To Make Besan Chilla Curry

  • Besan Chilla Curry Recipe

    A spicy pancakes or chilla made with gram flour is very famous in India especially in North India and a delicious curry or sabzi made from this chilla is much famous and finger licking curry dish from North India. This vegetarian curry is not only delicious, but it is a healthy and gluten free curry dish. Since chilla is made with besan (gram flour or chickpea flour), it is healthy and also good for diabetics. Also the besan chilla curry recipe is very easy.

    Chille ki sabzi which is also known as Chilade ki sabzi, is a tasty punjabi dish, to make this tasty dish, chilla is first made with gram flour (besan). You can enjoy Besan chilla even without curry. To make Besan Chilla Curry, you need to make a little thick Chilla for the besan chilla curry. To make delicious Besan Chilla Curry, Besan Chilla is cooked in thin gravy in basic Punjabi style made of onions and tomatoes. You can enjoy the delicious dish with either paratha or steamed rice.

    • Preparation Time :
    • 10 Minutes
    • Cooking Time :
    • 40 Minutes
    • Meal Type :
    • Vegetarian

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Besan Chilla Curry Ingredients


For Besan Chilla

Gram Flour (Besan)1 CupRoasted Cumin Seeds1/4 Teaspoon
Salt1/4 Teaspoon or As Per TasteFinely Chopped Onion1/4 Cup
Coriander Powder1 TeaspoonChaat Masala1/2 Teaspoon
Carom Seeds (Ajwain)1/4 TeaspoonCoriander Leaves1/4 Cup
Black Pepper Powder (Not For Kids)A PinchFinely Chopped Green Chilli (Not For Kids)1
Red Chilli Powder (Not For Kids)1/4 Teaspoon Or As per TasteGhee Or OilTo Shallow Fry
Water2 - 3 Cup  

For Curry

Salt1/4 Teaspoon or As Per TasteRed Chilli Powder1/4 Teaspoon Or As per Taste
Garam MasalaA PinchChaat Masala1/4 Teaspoon
Cumin Seeds1/4 TeaspoonOnion, Finely Chopped2 Medium
Tomato, Finely Chopped2 - 3 MediumGinger Garlic Paste1/2 Teaspoon
Water2 - 3 CupGhee Or Oil2 Tablespoon

Direction To Make

Making Chilla

  • To make chilla, make batter as described in the recipe of Besan Chilla, but make sure that the batter is slightly thick, as we have to cook the chilla thicker than usual.
  • Make 2-3 chillas according to the method given in Besan Chilla.

Note: Make the cheela thicker than usual otherwise chilla will dissolve in the curry. 

  • Cut the chilla into small rectangular pieces as shown in the picture.
  • Keep the pieces aside for later use.

Making Curry

  • Heat 2 tablespoons of ghee or oil in a pan on medium heat. When it gets hot, add cumin seeds and fry for a few seconds while stirring.
  • When the cumin starts crackling, add the onion and fry the onion and tomatoes till the onions becomes translucent and tomatoes become soft, while stirring occasionally to avoid sticking from the bottom.
  • Add water and mix well, add red chili powder, garam masala, chaat masala, ginger garlic paste and mix well.
  • Allow it to boil and stir occasionally until it thickens as per your taste.
  • Add chilla pieces and boil it for 2-3 minutes.
  • Delicious Chilla curry is ready. Turn off the gas. Transfer the chilla curry to the serving bowl.
  • Enjoy chilla curry with paratha or steamed rice at your dinner.


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